Expanded healthcare is coming to Southampton Hospital.
Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare), a not-for-profit health care system, has announced that it will begin construction on its newest health center, The Kraus Family Health Center of the Hamptons at Southampton Hospital, on October 3. The new health center will offer expanded primary and preventative medical and dental services for East End residents.
“This new facility will be an outstanding addition to our health care system, and will further enhance our ability to provide everyone on the South Fork with comprehensive medical and dental care, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay,” said Anne Kauffman Nolon, MPH, President and CEO of HRHCare.
The state-of-the-art health center is a dramatic renovation on the campus of Southampton Hospital, and will feature new programs including a family practice, women’s health services and dental services. The facility will also serve as a family residency program, which is a unique collaborative effort between HRHCare, Southampton Hospital and Stony Brook University Medical Center.
HRHCare offers a range of medical services at its facilities throughout New York State. The system is a network of 22 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and HRHCare directly operates 18 Health Centers in neighborhoods around the Hudson Valley and Long Island, as well as four health centers through an agreement with Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC). It delivers care to some 85,000 patients, linking them, when necessary, to a well-developed referral care network. HRHCare is continuously expanding to improve community health and service at-risk populations in New York State. Learn more at hrhcare.org.
Planning the development of the new health care center began in June of 2013, and the HRHCare Kraus Family Health Center is expected to be fully operational in early 2014.